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or is he aware? can you tell us, is there something that would affect his demeanor because he seemed to not even pay attention. >> we would have no information about that. that is not something that would be shared with us. >> as the district attorney here, and long-time prosecutor, from the outset does this seem as though it is a slam-dunk case, given the evidence you have amassed so far? >> i would say there's no such thing as a slam-dunk case. it is a case where we will -- we're still looking at the enormous amount of evidence and we would never presume that it would be slam-dunk. we will work very hard on this case to prosecute it just like we would any other ce. >> talk about what he's being held on, please, what he was arrested on, please. can you tell us? >> i'm aware that you may not [ inaudible ] but if it was your decision, would this be a death penalty case? >> i don't think that that's a case that can be made in the abstract. there is so much that victims have to take into account and victims will be impacted by that decision in an enormous way for years, if the death pen
. i'm gretchen carlson. thank you for sharing part of your day with us today. the president joins the community in mourning to remember 12 lives cut short in the movie massacre. but in the sadness, more stories of heroism. >> she needed to run. stephanie refused to go, instead actually with her other hand called 911 on her cell phone. >> this while several victims continue to fight for their lives. we're live on the scene with the latest information for you. >> in a few hours, the movie massacre suspect due to make his first appearance in court. he might not show up. this as we're finding out about his twisted plan to escape. brian? >> plus, police revealing more about his hollywood-style plot to cause mass mayhem and exactly what was inside his apartment. "fox & friends" starts right now. >> good morning, everyone. thanks for sharing part of your day with us today. you're looking at pictures from a vigil held last night to remember them with song and prayer and with memories. >> thousands showed up at the aurora municipal center even though many of them didn't have a personal
to let us know his whole apartment was booby trapped and if anyone opened that door, there would have been more carnage. >> it's interesting that he did that. the ultimate plan -->> i can't figure that out. >> i think his ultimate plan was to get away and when he was, then, caught in the movie theater parking lot, i'm not sure why he decided it was a good thing and decided to tell the police officers. otherwise, more lives would have been lost at his apartment complex. back to the court hearing for a minute, the bond will be set. obviously he's probably not going to get out on bond with the crimes that he's facing. it's not expected to last long at all and, of course, the prosecution has 72 hours to file formal charges. and they undoubtedly will release some of that evidence in the court hearing today but probably have enough evidence to be able to hold him. >> while we learn more about what will happen during the suspect's court appearance today, family, friends and loved ones came together to remember the 12 lives cut short on friday. and there are still victims fighting for their
in u.s. hi history? >>> we have so many stories of heroism emerging from that terrible night. including those who did whatever they could to protect their loved ones. we are remember those 12 victims this morning. people in aurora mourning them in an emotional vigil last night. you see the 12 crosses already set up. from across the movie theater. i was touched last night, after each victim's name was read, everyone said, we will remember. >> we will remember. >> and we will. >> you saw the crosses there. greg zanis, the man who set them up after the columbine massacre, drove 16 hours to set them up there from illinois. we're going to go to david muir. on is scene since friday. he's outside the courthouse where james holmes is expected to make his first appearance today. good morning, david. >> reporter: they're expecting to see the suspect's face for first time today. we're told he's being held in isolation. he'll be taken through an underground tunnel to the courthouse behind me. so many people will be studying his face, his demeanor. that dyed hair. wondering how he could have changed
on a medication or something? or is he aware? can you tell us something that would affect his demeanor that seemed -- >> we would have no information about that. that is something that would not be shared with us. >> as the district attorney here, and long time prosecutor, from the outset, does this seem as though it is a slam dunk case given the evidence that you have amassed so far? >> i would say there is no such thing as slam dunk case. it is a case where we are still looking at the enormous amount of evidence, and we would nef presu -- never presume it is slam dunk. we will work hard on this case to prosecute it just like any other case. >> and what about what he was arrested on? >> i am aware that you are not an officer, but was it your decision, would this be a death penalty case? >> i don't think that is a case that can be made in the abstract. there is so much that victims have to take into account, and victims will be impacted by that decision in an enormous way for years if, if the death penalty is sought. that is a very long process. that impacts their lives for years. and so they will
this morning and the court appearance coming up 30 minutes away. good for joining us everyone and see you back here tomorrow. "happening now" starts right now. jon: a fox news alert on the movie massacre as the suspect, homes homes makes his first court appearance. i'm jon scott live from aurora, colorado. jenna: good morning, everybody, i'm jenna lee in new york. he accused of killing 12 people and wounding 58 others during a shooting rampage during a screening of the new "batman" movie. we expect to have a hearing as he appears before a judge at the bought hour. jon: the suspect's hair was dyed red and told officers he was the joker the as we learn details about this deadly plot and his sick goataway plan and the twists that helped save lives. police combed through the once booby-trapped apartment where he found batman memorabilia. he is lawyered up and cops say he is refusing to cooperate with them. alicia acuna is live outside the courthouse in centennial, colorado. alicia? >> reporter: hi, jon, the district attorney here, carol chambers, did talk to reporters inside the c
hicks. she was her. she talked to us with her friend laurie, she was inside theater eight, next door to the one where the shooting that took place. mckayla, was shot through the theater wall. it is still in her chin. doctors say it is safer for her right now. her mother said she is trying to get into the courtroom. >> i want to go into the courthouse to see as much as i can. if i can get in. if i can just see this guy, for how much hurt he has done to this whole state, this whole nation. i mean, i don't think he's hurting yet. and i think he needs to. >> reporter: and again, jon, things get going about 25 minutes from now. back to you. jon: alicia acuna at the courthouse. thank you. [audio difficulties] jenna: we're having a little technical difficulty with our camera in aurora. we'll be back to jon in a moment. let's get back to what he was talking about there. a community heartbroken and shattered by what is described as unthinkable event. thousands of people coming together in aurora last night to honor and remember all the victims and their famlys. the ceremony marked by tears, p
. and rick, since you are here in colorado and know the law, let us know what's going to happen today. this is not an arraignment. >> no, not an arraignment. it's a first appearance or initial advisement. what's going to happen is mr. holmes will be advised of the charges that he is being investigated for. for our knowledge, he hasn't even been charged. so it's simply an indication of what they're looking at right now. >> in colorado, they have 72 hours to officially file charges, is that right? >> yeah, they have three business days, and that time can be extended either by agreement of the parties or the court on its own can extend that time if if necessary. >> so, obviously, larry, this is just the beginning of what's going to be a very long process. here we have somebody who was seen by dozens, hundreds of witnesses, picked up at the scene in body armor, directed police, they say, to an apartment that was booby trapped. this is not a question of, was he the guy, as much as, right now, is he competent to stand trial. would that be a fair assessment? >> we have both competency and ev
's best in us. they assure us that out of this darkness. the president said it impressed him the most again, hearing the family talk about their loved ones. >> it was an opportunity for families to describe how wonderful their brother or their son or daughter was. the lives that they have touched. >> the president reached into his christian beliefs and his christian values to quote scripture on, once again, a tragedy with the help of the lord above. >> he will wipe away every tear from their eyes. neither shall there be crime nor pain or things passed away. but here is the further tragedy, is that not even president obama, in his remarks in aurora colorado mentioned gun control. in fact, jay carney the press secretary said -- told reporters flat out that the president has no plan to say anything or do anything about gun control in the light of this tragedy despite the fact that this gunman was able to legally buy four guns. he had an ar-15 assault rifle, a gloc handgun and another gloc handgun in the car and he had a 100-drum -- 100 round drum, rather, and
and as a husband. and i think that the receason stories like this have such an impact on us is because we can all understand what it would be to have somebody that we love taken from us in this fashion. >> in less than 24 hours after this horrific tragedy, thousands gathered together in vigil, singing and praying, vowing never to forget. >> john blunk, we will all remember. a.j. boik, we will all remember. jesse childress. >> we will all remember. >> nbc's chris jansing leads our coverage from the courthouse in colorado. chris, good morning. the procedure we're expected to see here coming up this half hour, it will be a brief one, correct? >> very brief. it could be as simple as less that be a minute. this is not an arraignment, it's what's called an advisement hearing. and basically, they're saying to the defendant, do you know why you're here? he will be represented by two attorneys from the public defender's office. we're told the two most experienced in that office, dan king and tamara bradley. and there are only three people on death row in colorado, two of them were put there in arapahoe co
you with us. just to remind our viewers, auroraing the third largest city within the state of colorado, itself. how is the city trying to reclaim its sanity, its goodness, its compassion as we stand and wait now, just minutes away from the first court appearance by the suspected gunman. >> thank you. happy to be here. i think last night was the start of that regaining our sense of ourselves. the vigil was attended by people not only from aurora, but across the metropolitan area, and literally across the country. i met folks yesterday from a number of other states, and i think that's the start of the process. >> mr. mayor, what did it mean to you, to the people of aurora, to have the president come? >> i think it was critical to the families. you know, we mentioned, we mentioned several of the victims yesterday. there are others that weren't mentioned. sitting down and talking with those families and having the knowledge that it's not only the president, it's numerous other people, and millions of people, across the country, that really care, i think that's important. >> sir, what are y
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